The theme for the Conclave this year is “Water Use Efficiency: An Imperative for India” to highlight the imperative of water use efficiency in the industry, agriculture and urban contexts.
The Indian economy at present is struggling with excessive population growth and changing water resource conditions, making it a tremendous challenge for the authorities to meet the growing water demand in an affordable way. This uncertainty in water availability can greatly be addressed by optimal management of our water resources and effective functioning of the water utilities. In this scenario, addressing water scarcity, enhancing water efficiency and increasing water productivity go hand-in-hand.
The theme this year focuses on sharing the best practices in water use efficiency in three spheres viz. industry, agriculture and urban. In addition to water use efficiency, the conclave will focus on the need for circular economy pathways to harness the interdependencies between water uses of different sectors for meeting their water demand. The emphasis will be on policy, technology and management practices around water and on the creation of a market for wastewater reuse. The deliberations in each session will highlight opportunities in water use efficiency through policy interventions and multi-stakeholder engagement, to ensure wastewater is used as a resource.
Session 1: Water Use Efficiency in Agriculture: Towards Sustainable Farming
Session 2: Closing the Loop: Industry Leadership in Water
Session 3: The Urban Context for Water: Challenges and Way Forward
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